Woman found dead in West Bengal, family alleges rape

Last Updated: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 16:18

Kolkata: The half-naked body of a married woman bearing a deep wound in the neck was found in West Bengal`s Burdwan district, police said on Sunday. Her family alleged she was raped before being murdered.

"The half-naked dead body of the woman was discovered late Saturday night. We have registered a case of murder and sent the body for post-mortem. Five people have been detained for questioning," said a police official.

The victim`s husband claimed that she was raped and also alleged that police refused to lodge a rape complaint.
The official clarified that a case of rape would be registered only if the offence was confirmed in the post-mortem examination report.

IANS

First Published: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 16:18

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